I came across this article that I found interesting:
DOT changes process for prioritizing projects (abc11.com)
Under the old system, the Board of Transportation decided what was completed first, leading to allegation of back room deal making and cronyism.
The new process is data driven. All 2,000 projects the state wants to complete in the next ten years are rated based on hard data, such as accident reports and road congestion. The data also will include local input.
Will this change the old in/equity formula? Will urban areas get more attention now and rural area’s get shafted? (more…)